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Women at War
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In the very first text of its kind, iWomen at Warr brings together all available information and experience on women's physical and mental health in one resource to enlighten the practitioners caring for them. The U.S Department of Defense is approximately 15% women, with over 300,000 women having deployed since September 11th, 2001. This book reviews the epidemiology, changes in policy and demographics of women in the services, the factors affecting their health and health care while serving in austere environments, issues related to reproductive and urogenital health and how health care providers can help prepare and prevent illness. The book also looks at mental health issues to include PTSD and other psychological effects of war, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and suicide, as well as the veteran experience. The book brings together researchers, clinicians, and service member experience and presents the information in a practical, actionable format. It also highlights areas where data is lacking and more study is demanded.
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Table of Contents

Foreward ; Contributors ; Introduction ; Section I: Background and Introduction ; Chapter 1 Comparative Morbidity and Mortality of Women Serving in the U.S. Military during a Decade of Warfare ; Chapter 2 Female Soldiers and PTSD ; Chapter 3 Women at War in Australia ; Section II: Women at War ; Chapter 4 Medical Issues for Women Warriors on Deployment ; Chapter 5 Reproductive Health ; Chapter 6 Issues in the Prevention of Malaria among Women at War ; Chapter 7: Women, Ships, Subs & the U.S. Navy ; Chapter 8: Female Combat Medics ; Section III: Women Home from War ; Chapter 9: Human Sexuality and Women in the Area of Operations ; Chapter 10: Women Home From War ; Chapter 11: Mothers in War ; Chapter 12: Building the Framework for Successful Deployment Reunions ; Chapter 13: Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Women in the Military ; Section IV: Psychological Issues for Active Duty Women ; Chapter 14: Suicide-Related Ideation and Behaviors in Military Women ; Chapter 15: Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, and Veterans ; Section V: The Female Veteran Experience ; Chapter 16: The Woman Veteran Experience ; Chapter 17: Mental health of women warriors: the power of belonging ; Chapter 18: The Veterans Health Administration Response to Military Sexual Trauma ; Chapter 19: Compensation, Pension, and other Benefits for Women Veterans with Disabilities

About the Author

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH COL (Ret) US Army Chief Clinical Officer District of Columbia Department of Mental Health Washington DC Anne L Naclerio, MD, MPH, COL Chief Surgeon Army National Guard Chair, Women's Health Task Force, Office of the Army Surgeon General Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Arlington, VA

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Women at War is a dynamic work that examines concerns regarding female service members from some new perspectives. . . [It] makes some truly notable contributions to the medical and behavioural health fields, as these topics comprise over half of the text and are interwoven throughout the five sections of the book. * Dr. Arlene Saitzyk, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 60, No. 50, Dec. 2015 *

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